Cobb2020 Sharing Spaces for Health
Sharing Spaces for Health uses joint-use and open declaration agreements to link schools, non-profits, businesses, and faith-based groups that have space conducive for physical activity with those that need it. These partnerships increase the amount of safe, accessible, and affordable places for children and their families to exercise and play. Additionally, the program informs Cobb County residents of local physical activity environments already established in the community that may be utilized for free or at a low cost. The concept is simple: Let’s share resources to get the community healthier. Visit cobb2020.com/sharingspaces to find out places in the community where you and your family can be active through this initiative.
For Sharing Spaces for Health to continue to be successful, Cobb2020 needs more community organizations to get involved. 35% of children between the ages 10-17 are overweight or obese per the 2011/2012 National Survey of Children’s Health and only 71% of children in Cobb County are within the Healthy Fitness Zone for aerobic capacity. Adult physical inactivity is also high with 23.6% of Georgian reporting not participating in any physical activity during the past month according to the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey. This level of inactivity may greatly contribute to the reported 58% of adults in Cobb County who are overweight or obese according to the Cobb & Douglas Public Health 2012 Community Health Assessment.
Check out cobb2020.com/sharingspaces to find out how you can become a Sharing Spaces Partner and serve as a resource for physical activity in the community. Together we can transform neighborhoods and improve physical activity.
Visit the Sharing Spaces web page for policy examples and additional resources.